Kellison Connection

Week of January 4, 2016

Week of January 4th

Monday, January 4th
  • Teachers Return from Winter Break
  • No School for Students

Tuesday, January 5th

  • Students Return from Winter Break

Wednesday, January 6th

Thursday, January 7th

Friday, January 8th

  • Birthday Friday
  • Fifth Graders Visit RSMS - 9:45-1:00
  • Elem Principal Quadrant Meeting at Kellison
  • Friends of Fenton Game Night 5:30-8:30 p.m.

A Look Forward - Week of January 11th

Monday, January 11th
  • Dickens at Elem Principals' Meeting 8:30-12:00
  • DuPree at Asst. Principals' Meeting 12:00-3:30
  • TLC Meeting-3:30 in the library

Tuesday, January 12th

  • Fifth Grade Instrument Fitting 1:00 at Kellison
  • Vertical ELA/Math Committees-3:30 (Math Room 27, ELA Office)
  • PSO Executive Board Meeting at 6:45 - library

Wednesday, January 13th

  • Kindergarten Registration 8:30-6:30
  • CCL Kindergarten Open House
  • Sixth Grade Curriculum Night at RSMS

Thursday, January 14th

  • Kindergarten Registration 8:30-3:30
  • Teach Like a Champion Book Study 7:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m.

Friday, January 15th

  • Supply Lists Due to the Office
  • Early Dismissal/Staff Development Day
  • Registration Window Opens for Fifth Graders

Campus Intruder Video/Plan

In January, we will make concerted efforts to further educate our students on what to do in the event we have an intruder on our campus. At our December staff meeting, I shared a plan with you to roll out a district-produced video to our students and parents. Here is a tentative, updated plan:

January 12th: PSO Executive Board Meeting - Allow parents the opportunity to preview the video and ask questions. Parents not on the board will be invited to see the video.

January 19th: Preview the video at our staff meeting and discuss talking points as a large group.

January 20th-26th: Show the video to your students and have a discussion around the talking points the video provides.

January 27th: Conduct a school-wide intruder drill.

The Happy Teacher Challenge

January is bringing the Happy Teacher Challenge to Kellison Elementary. Each week, you will receive a challenge for each day that will help make you feel happier all month long. Participation is completely optional. I hope you will join in on the fun!

Here are this week's challenges:

Monday, 1/4: Organize an area in your classroom that has become a bit chaotic (a drawer, bookcase, your desk, etc.).

Tuesday, 1/5: Give a compliment to a student who often seems to need redirection. Say it somewhere where other students might overhear.

Wednesday, 1/6: Write a funny joke on the board for your students to read when they enter the classroom.

Thursday, 1/7: Make a conscious effort to smile more today, especially at those students or adults who aren't having a great day. Smiles tend to be contagious.

Friday, 1/8: Don't do any work during your lunch today and don't feel guilty about it. Take this time to enjoy your teammates.

Trivia Night

Kellison Elementary's Trivia Night is quickly approaching on Friday, February 5th. It is time to start coordinating your table and sending in your reservation. We hope to see many of you there!
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Kellison PSO Trivia Night Flyer

Click here to print a flyer to sign up your table!

Happy Birthday


1-Connie Cozzolino

5-Peggy Finkes

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